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1885

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10 Lebuh Farquahar, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
+60 4-222 2000
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place for English Afternoon Tea

1885 is a great place for English Afternoon Tea. Located inside Eastern and Oriental Hotel. Please email or call hotel to reserve in advance. Get the contact details from the hotel website. Replies are fast. Standard set of high tea items - sweet and savoury Good list of tea to choose... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have stayed at the E&O on 5 previous occasions and have taken afternoon tea here on three of those visits and have always thoroughly enjoyed the experience but this time, we were incredibly disappointed. The food and tea were delicious and plentiful but the experience was badly let down by unacceptable and inadequate service. Our table was not ready... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Named after the year the hotel was founded this restaurant epitomises all that is good about the E and O Hotel. Set in the heritage wing the ambience is quiet and grand and the service is of a high standard. The food is excellent especially the lamb which we both had for a main course. There is a good wine... More 

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Thank JCT1962
Stockholm, Sweden
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely new years dinner here with a fivecourse menu, they where very flexible and fixed only 2 course for the kids. Adjusted the winepackage for me since I only drink red. Nothing too compalin about. And with european messure we got great value for the money,

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Thank JessicaLavesson
Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one restaurant I would recommend to people. Besides the high quality of food, services were excellent. Staffs were very friendly especially Mr Hadi who was there to make sure all our needs were served. I'm sure I'll be back again.

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Thank jloh77
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose 1885 to celebrate our 22nd Wedding Anniversary, it was the best decision. The food and ambience was befitting, the service was impeccable. Thanks to Mr. PHILIP Yeo, the resident pianist and the best in Penang. Thanks to the the professional 1885 staff Hadi, Elango and Sheena who made the celebration so much more significant with the Extra mile... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to "chill out" with a quintessential afternoon tea, great decor, very colonial. Just the right amount of sandwiches and cake, a tea to try is the "Irish Cream" very nice of course without milk, the smell is very familiar, I'll leave it to you to guess.....

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Thank MandM5960
Bali, Indonesia
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Within the Eastern and Orient Hotel. was great. We struggled to find a fine dining restaurant in Penang but this was great. food delightfully prepared and served well and hot. Good wine selection. Well trained staff. We were very happy with the evening

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Thank Kuta53
Penang Island, Malaysia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

The afternoon tea at 1885 was horrible! Cold scones. Dry bread with fillings that were very substandard of a 5-star hotel. I would not recommend anyone to 1885 for the afternoon tea. Not worth the amount one has to pay. Good thing my company was great that day!

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Singapore, Singapore
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231 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

1885 is a great place for English Afternoon Tea. Located inside Eastern and Oriental Hotel. Please email or call hotel to reserve in advance. Get the contact details from the hotel website. Replies are fast. Standard set of high tea items - sweet and savoury Good list of tea to choose from. Reasonable price (1885 or hotel will provide the... More 

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Thank bennyvectra
Mt. Prospect
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The view is gorgeous; the high tea accompaniments are delicious; and the location is dripping history. You have to indulge in this British tradition at the E&O!

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  • Address: 10 Lebuh Farquahar, George Town, Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Penang  >  Penang Island  >  George Town
  • Phone Number: +60 4-222 2000

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